|The underskirt of the twirl dress|
Almost a year ago, I started sewing for an organization called Dress a Girl. It is a based on a concept that every little girl loves pretty dresses. We send them throughout the world, wherever there is need. Even in the United States. Every dress has a label on it with our logo.
The thinking in this is that with a label, in countries where there is so much trafficking of little girls, the label tells a would be kidnapper or trafficker that this little girl is loved and would be missed. The labels are never hidden. They are always in a conspicuous spot. Lower left hand of the twirl dress as you are looking at it. I have not put one on the bottom dress yet.
|The twirl dress. If you look in the lower left side of the dress, as you are looking at it , you will see the label.|
The original dress began with a pillowslip. It was a very basic design and very easy to make. Unfortunately, I am easily distracted and soon became bored with pillow slip design and started experimenting with the design.
|Like I said, what little girl doesn't like to twirl. If you look closely, you will see the headband I made from left over fabric.|
That led me to give up on pillowslips all together. They are still used by many sewers, but I found I was being "stifled" by sticking to them. I had to branch out.
|I still have to add pockets and labels to both dresses. I will also add a bow to the neckline of this one.|